While you could spend weeks enjoying the entire city, here is the perfect 3 days in Seattle itinerary to give you the best experience you can have during your visit.
Seattle, nicknamed the “Emerald City,” is about as green as you would expect its nickname to imply.
Like Ireland, Seattle benefits from many days of precipitation that leave it vibrant and green at any time of year.
Located in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle is both interesting in and of itself as well as a jumping-off point to explore many unique places in the area.
Whether you’re interested in heading north into British Colombia just a short drive away, or want to explore some of the lushest forests in North America, Seattle provides it all.
Of course, the city is a bustling metropolitan area that offers plenty of things to do in Seattle. With the likes of companies like Amazon, Starbucks, and Boeing headquartered in the area, the city draws a large and diverse population.
There are professional sporting events offered throughout the year and the city attracts the top musicians and artists from around the world.
As such you could find yourself spending your 3 days in Seattle just checking out galleries, museums and other cultural attractions, exclusively entertaining yourself in sports and outdoor activities or finding quiet places in green spaces throughout the city to simply relax and enjoy the spectacular views and climate that Seattle has to offer.
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How to Spend a Perfect 3 Days in Seattle
Three days is never enough time for visiting Seattle. However, to make the most of your time in Seattle we definitely want to make sure that you can see and do as many of the iconic things as possible.
As such, this 3 days in Seattle itinerary is going to keep you at the heart of the city for most of your time, while allowing for a day trip to one of several incredible places nearby.
Before you go on though, one of our biggest recommendations is to purchase a CityPass before you start your exploration of the city.
The reason is that by buying the CityPass ahead of time you get entry to 5 of the best attractions in Seattle, at a 46% discount, including the Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium, a harbor tour, and more.
It’s by far the most budget-friendly way to see all the top things to do in Seattle.
Of course, we’ve packed the itinerary with so much that you can choose to simply cut out those…